Is this air pump powerful enough or do I need one step up?

I need to bubble four 12" or 16" inch air stones in a tent and an equal distance away (5’) I need to bubble 2 stones inside 5gallon DWC buckets. I’m curious if this unit has enough output

Edit: it just dawned on me that at some point I’m going to need to expand to at least 4 DWC bubblers and possibly 8 12" air-stones.

I’m starting to think I maybe just answered my own question… Any recommendations?

I have a 971 gph and dual diahram GH 320 gph the dual Diaphram unit works fine for 1 4" disc and 2 12" bars even run a second 4" on it at times but the difference is night and day between my 971 and smaller unit water boils
The next most powerful comparatively priced model shown above has not so great ratings (very loud and runs hot).

I think rather than trying to squeeze everything out of one unit I might try the one in the op link and when I double everything, I’ll get a 2nd pump


That to funny I just bought one. Im do a journal on water, air and soil. Here is the pump.
I can also control the amount of air flow through each outlet.

EcoPlus 728455 3 to 35W Single Outlet Commercial Air Pump, 1030 GPH
As you can see I have one line going into a 2 1/2 gal jug with three different size’s of river rock covered with soil then added 1 1/2 gal’s of water. But before I added all that I split the hose going into the jug with an air tee placing two air filters at the bottom of my jug useing one of 6 lines. I can run 12 jugs just like this one only with one filter instead otf the two.
Here is a pick of the hole setup.

Im not quite clear on what your up to but if you got some pic’s there worth a thousand. Words


expect to pay $45-$65 and a bit more from what I have read…$30 air pumps will bubble a few stones a little, and you may not be satisfied till you can make the water boil with bubbles.

I saw one I think on Amazon, I’ll post a link when I see it again, was $30

It said commercial? Pumped 750 (somethings) per hour…


how’s the AIT experiment going anyway? I am going to be trying air cloning for shits and giggles since a mite invasion has turned my veg room into a war zone culled about 10 plants and defoliated everything else so couple weeks behind now. So I figured since I need to clone figured good time to convert all my plants to hydro.

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Wrll Donald, I can really say at this point. As I just got started this morning.
But as for cost go’s.

The jug with as $12.95

The river rock was $15.00

The air pump w/hose was. $$35.00

The soil… mad myself using different things maybe

So for under a hundred bucks but that pump I can push 12 of thoughs.
River rosk you can get at your nearest river.
So next add on will be cheaper.

But I’ll know by the end of this week how its all working.


I’m kind of thinking rather than buying one huge pump thats super noisy I’ll just use two smaller ones, probably adjustables


I had missed this post…is this the pump you decided on?
A month later, it is the one I did get…but in my case it only has two buckets to aerate.

I’ve been wondering about this…any input?

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I debated ordering some of those but since my new rig is 15" 30" on the bottom I decided on going with 2 12" stones if I had stayed with 5 gal buckets would’ve been all over those. My plan is to run 6 12" stones off my 951 g/h pump so 3 12-13 gal res and a forth res and cloner off my dual diaphram pump will order second pump and run 8 res total on 2 week split rotation.
Meaning every 2 weeks add 1 more res to flower room, each rig holds 2 plants is 12-14" deep filled holds 12 gal nutrient solution I can fit 6 in my veg tent though comfortably would be better with 4 cost about $17 each to make including stones without pump. So money saved on them goes towards pump upgrade and will be running 2 600w HPS in flower room to match footprint of 4 units in flower at a time

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Okay…I’m in for 2, ebay had them for a few dollars less…and the quest for better stuff continues.

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Between my extraction and fans a little noise from pumps factors quite low on my scale of priority what matters most to me is it’s pressure and gph/lpm will be going to a commercial pond pump over the summer because lets be honest in DWC more bubbles equals less troubles and happier roots :wink:

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my pump in action…louder and warmer than the Tetra 150…not too loud for a cellar, but if it is warm, the air it pumps is warm…I used supplemental heat when lites were off, discontinuing that…

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DonaldJ, Thanks for giving our product some thought! Just wanted to note, should you ever have a need, they come in multiple sizing, 3 1/2", 5", 6", 9 1/2", 16" , grids and of course we cater to our customers special needs with custom sizing. Thanks again!
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